The fruits of Kevin Spacey’s late stewardship largely revitalized the venerable company, and upon his departure in 2015, he was feted by the city’s arts community. Hitmaking director Matthew Warchus (Matilda) is now in charge, and celebrities like Vanessa Redgrave, Kim Cattrall, and this season, Star Wars’ John Boyega and acting legend Glenda Jackson (back on stage after a quarter century in Parliament), are drawn to star in its mountings of intellectual, meat-and-potatoes drama—stuff actors love to sink their teeth into. The 200-year-old building is pulling bigger crowds than ever before, and The Pit Bar, downstairs, is a stylish pre- and post-show hangout.
The Cut at Waterloo Rd., SE1
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